• Official Name: Pogromni Volcano
  • Seismically Monitored: No
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  • Elevation: 2002m (6568ft)
  • Latitude: 54.5704
  • Longitude: -164.6934
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  • Nearby Towns:
    • Akutan 53 mi (85 km) SW
    • False Pass 55 mi (88 km) NE
    • Pauloff Harbor 80 mi (129 km) SE
    • Cold Bay 89 mi (144 km) NE
    • Unalaska 89 mi (143 km) SW


From Wood and Kienle (1990) [1] : "Pogromni volcano is a steep-sided stratovolcano on the southwest end of Unimak Island. All of the lavas analyzed from Pogromni are tholeiitic basalt. A single glacier is found on Pogromni. Outcrops in the glacially scoured walls of Pogromni suggest a caldera collapse was followed by building of the present cone. Another peak (Pogromni's Sister, 1,230 m) may be a remnant of this older vent.
"Five cinder cones are aligned with Pogromni volcano along a northwest-southeast trend. The monogenetic cones are 50-100 m high and are strongly oxidized on the surface.
"Pogromni volcano is little know. Reconnaissance petrologic studies report a few analyses from the satellitic cinder cones."

Name Origin

According to the 1883 Coast Pilot, this volcano's name was published by Lutke in 1836 as "Pogromnoi Volcan." Russian Hydrographic Department Chart 1379 (1847) shows it as "Sopka Pogromnaya," meaning "Desolation Peak." Its Aleut name, according to Grewingk (1850) is "Kugidach Jagutscha" (Orth, 1971).

References Cited

[1] Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, 1990

Wood, C. A., and Kienle, Juergen, (eds.), 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: New York, Cambridge University Press, 354 p.

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